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From Halifax to Mahone Bay: Family Day Trip Itinerary

From Halifax to Mahone Bay: Family Day Trip Itinerary

Mahone Bay has to be one of the prettiest little towns ever. Its main street lined with quaint storefronts and its gorgeous harbour views (not to mention the famous three churches) have made it one of our favourite day trips from Halifax since before we had kids. We’ve put together an itinerary for a day trip from Halifax to Mahone Bay for you based on our favourites, complete with fun kid-friendly pit stops along the way.

From Halifax to Quebec City: Family Vacation Itinerary

From Halifax to Quebec City: Family Vacation Itinerary

Quebec City is one of those places that feels so different from the rest of Canada that, if you squint, you can almost pretend you’ve taken the family to Europe when it’s really only about a ten hour drive and you don’t have to get into that whole currency exchange, flight business. Today we’re sharing our travel and activity itineraries for families heading there on a road trip from Halifax.

Seven Tips to Make the Most of a Kentville Pumpkin People Day Trip from Halifax

Seven Tips to Make the Most of a Kentville Pumpkin People Day Trip from Halifax

I’m pretty sure as Haligonians we are required to make an annual fall pilgrimage to the Annapolis Valley to a) pick apples, b) go to a corn maze, c) pick a pumpkin, or e) see the Pumpkin People. We have our top seven tips to make the most of this fun fall festival.

Time Out for Parents at Oceanstone Seaside Resort

Time Out for Parents at Oceanstone Seaside Resort

Sometimes, as parents, it's really easy to get caught up in our relationship with our kids - in their life, in their activities, in their needs. When doing this, it is even easier to put your relationship as a couple on the back burner. When that happens, it's time to call a Time Out...for the parents, not the kids...

Victoria Park Playground Road Trip (Truro)

Victoria Park Playground Road Trip (Truro)

Victoria Park in Truro is a massive (ONE THOUSAND ACRES) park with a fantastic playground, trails everywhere, picnic tables, charming brooks winding through the woods, and a stunning waterfall. In short, it's the perfect destination for a fall road trip.

PEI Vacation at Sandspit and Shining Waters

PEI Vacation at Sandspit and Shining Waters

Our family kicked off summer 2017 with a family vacation to Prince Edward Island and, by all accounts, it was a resounding success. We were there for a week and had a jam-packed schedule that included some amazing playgrounds, beaches, bike rides and, of course, Sandspit Amusement Park and Shining Waters Family Fun Park.

Why you need to visit playgrounds on your next Canadian road trip (and here are 150 of the coolest to get you started!)

Why you need to visit playgrounds on your next Canadian road trip (and here are 150 of the coolest to get you started!)

There are themed playground, accessible playgrounds for people with special needs, and natural playgrounds inspired by and made with elements found in nature. But the main reason you need to incorporate playgrounds into your Canadian road trip is because so many of these playgrounds have taken cues from their home communities and incorporated the local values and history of the area into the design.